LAUNCESTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Pet Photography Meetup

Pet Photography Meetup

Saturday the 4th of December
Churchill Park, Invermay - 10am - 2 Hours
Another timely session for taking pet photography and give as an enlargement for a Christmas present. We will go through correct shutter speeds, lighting and generally working with your furry friends to get great images. I will even touch on wildlife photography tips, from what lenses to use and how to get tack sharp images with the use of long focal length lenses plus more.
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$35pp     only 5 places left
Beginners Photography Session

Beginners Photography Session

Saturday the 11th of December
City Park, Launceston - 9am - 3 Hours
Just in time to improve your photography for Christmas and holidays over the new year break. Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials. I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$115pp     only 4 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Q&A Photography Session

Q&A Photography Session

Saturday the 18th of December
City Park, Launceston - 10am - 2 Hours
This is a Q&A Session where you can come along and fine tune your photography skills. If still confused about menu settings, if you want to know more about histograms, develop better composition skills, go into more lighting techniques or any thing else on your mind about the world of photography.
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$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Shadow Play Photography Meetup

Shadow Play Photography Meetup

Saturday the 15th of January
7 Tasmania Studios South Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
This session will explore the use of shadows in photography. We will do some images using light and shadow and then take some unique shadow pattern images.
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$35pp     8 places left
Hollywood Studio Lighting

Hollywood Studio Lighting

Saturday the 22nd of January
7 Tasmania Studios South Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
Hollywood Studio Lighting isn’t as simple as just throwing one spot light up. I will demonstrate a 3 light procedure to recapture that old Hollywood lighting effect. We will have a fashion model to take images of. It will a fun, nostalgic session and you get to work with a professional model.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Photoshop for Beginners

Photoshop for Beginners

Saturday the 29th of January
7 Tasmania Studios South Launceston - 10am - 2 hours
A great starting point for editing your photos in Photoshop. We will show you how to do quick sky replacements for scenes, how to cut out and do a simple composite, plus other simple photoshop techniques to add a graphic element to your images.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 5th of February
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
This session will teach you in a simple and easy way to understand to get off auto and into manual. The benefits of shooting in manual are huge and will make a big difference in your photography. We will go the through the exposure triangle, make it easy to understand all those dials on buttons on your camera, plus go through composition, lighting and more.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Advance Light Painting & Rainlight Painting

Advance Light Painting & Rainlight Painting

Friday the 11th of February
7 Tasmania Studios South Launceston - 7pm - 2 hours
This will be an advanced light painting session to continue on from the popular and fun Light Painting session from late last year. I will show you more advanced techniques, including a special rainlight painting device I have made. Also show you tricks in post editing with finger light painting and much more. I expect this session will fill up quick, so get in early to book for this one off special evening session.
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$35pp     7 places left
Street Scenes Photography Meetup

Street Scenes Photography Meetup

Saturday the 12th of February
Launceston Town Hall, St John Street. - 10am - 2 hours
A lot of requests for a Street Scene Session again. We will explore how to capture amazing Street scenes with a mixture of architecture, streets, close up, and I will even have a fashion model this time to incorporate into the street scenes. As always will explore lighting, and even adding motion blur into your images.
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$35pp     9 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday the 26th of February
Launceston City Park - 10am - 2 hours
A very popular session last year to explore the amazing world of close up / macro photography. I will show you ways of getting in close without expensive macro lenses. Will explore the world as you have never seen before with amazing details of textures, patterns and colours.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 5th of March
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 Hours
Can’t work out how to get off auto and into manual? Confused with all those numbers, buttons and dials? Let me show you the huge benefits of shooting in manual. I will explain in a simple way, the exposure triangle, go through composition, lighting techniques plus more.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Architecture Interior and Exterior Photography Meetup

Architecture Interior and Exterior Photography Meetup

Saturday the 19th of March
QV Mag / UTas Invermay - 10am - 2 hours
Will be starting off with exterior architecture around the museum area. Then move on to interior and show you lighting and long exposure techniques. We will explore dynamic lines and the importance of composition in Architecture Photography.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
In the Garden Photography Meetup

In the Garden Photography Meetup

Saturday the 26th of March
3 Montrose Place, Newstead - 10am - 2 hours
So many things right in front of us everyday to photograph. Amazing what you can find in your own back garden. We will explore colour with Autumn, in depth composition and lighting techniques to approach a wide range of subject choices. Will touch on macro again with the right subject matters.
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$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Night & Long Exposure Photography Meetup

Night & Long Exposure Photography Meetup

Friday the 8th of April
Launceston Seaport - 7pm - 2 hours
Get fantastic results with learning night and long exposure photography. I will take you through the correct way of exposing for night. Will touch further on composition and even do some light trail blurs.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday the 30th of April
Launceston City Park - 9am - 3 hours
Overwhelmed with all those camera buttons and dials. I will simplify it all and get you off auto and into manual. Will go through the exposure triangle, composition, lighting and more. This will take your photography to the next level in 3 hours.
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
ABOUT LAUNCESTON
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.
And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Launceston Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.



We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
REVIEWS
Great and really helpful.
5/5
Alex James
November 23rd 2021
Good information on Twilight and how to photograph in its light. Great direction. reat choice of venue
5/5
Muriel Rollins
November 21st 2021
It was great, the right information delivered in a practical clear way. Mark doesn't fail to inspire
5/5
Andrew Heine
November 21st 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight Event. Learnt alot during the 2 hour session. Mark Tripp is a fantastic tutor who always explains the technical Side in a way you can understand and learn from it. Highly recommended.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
November 21st 2021
Once again Mark generously shared his wealth of photographic knowledge with each and every student during this session. This ensured we managed to get good vantage points as well as capture the Blue Hour shots more effectively.
5/5
Rhonda Mortimer
November 21st 2021
Great and really helpful.
5/5
Alex James
November 21st 2021
As always very informative. I used an ND filter for the first time and Mark is an excellent tutor. Thank you Mark.
5/5
John Hepher
November 21st 2021
Fantastic. Learning so much.
5/5
Greg Shea
November 20th 2021
Another excellent session with Mark who is so very generous with sharing his amazing knowledge with us all. He also spends time helping each of us during the session, so that we continually improve our skills.
5/5
Rhonda Mortimer
November 7th 2021
Mark always inspires with his advice and ideas to try.
5/5
Jack Barker
November 6th 2021
I learnt a lot from a very capable teacher. Thanks Mark Tripp.
5/5
John Hepher
November 6th 2021
Enjoyed the session of B&W. Great tips and challenges given. Got lots of new ideas to take on board to enjoy The world of B&W photography. Thanks Mark.
5/5
Leeola Hepher
November 6th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Mark Tripp
With over 45 years of experience, I first started taking photos at the age of 14. My first camera was a Pentax SLR K1000 then moving into a Canon AE1 SLR. Purchased my first medium format camera in 1977, a Mamiya RB67 and then in 1978 this was when my photography business started. Primarily with weddings and portraits and then starting modelling, fashion, commercial and magazine photography. I originally took up photography to showcase my art, signwriting, graphic designs and visual merchandising but requests started about doing portraits and weddings. I also started in photo / journalism building up to freelance for over 20 Australian magazines and several oversea publications as well. To name a few - Australian Street Machine, Australian Street Rodding, Australasian Post, Women’s Weekly, Trucking Life, Vogue, Vogue House and Garden, Studio Fashion, Conde Nast Publications, People, Performance Street Car plus many more. I also started selling my images through a stock library, Auschromes where I was successful in selling my images here in Australia and overseas. Never really been into entering competitions however one I did enter through a photography magazine, I came first in this world wide portrait competition. I have also done a lot of modelling portfolios and hair images. I worked closely with several Tasmanian Modellling Agencies and hair salons. I was secretary / treasurer for The Australian Mannequin and Models Guild ( Tas Division ) for several years and helped co-ordinate The Mannequin and Photographic Model of the Year Awards. I was also successful in supplying award winning hair images for many hair stylists. Went back to visual merchandising part time for a few years while still continuing my photography business. Then in 2002 I was hired at Southern Cross Television now 7 Tasmania - Southern Cross Austereo, as a commercial producer. With the rapidly changes in technology I now also am a videographer / editor while still doing a lot of commercial photography. I have developed skills in photoshop, Lightroom and many more appplications to evolve my art and photography. I also have a strong presence with online sites where I sell my art and photography. Also still continue to sell digital images through stock libraries. Started in August 2020 with The Launceston Photography Group to become one of their instructors for the Launceston, Tasmania area.